Japan set to join Asian investment bank

Ambassador to Beijing sees Tokyo breaking ranks with US by June

Japan calls for Obama push on TPP deal

Trade minister seeks ‘direct efforts’ as nerves fray over deal

Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

The games are a chance to make over the metropolis

World watches to see if Abenomics experiment will be a success

Premier’s challenge is to match massive monetary stimulus with structural reforms

Deregulation threatens to break up Japanese energy monopolies

Changes to the sector could create a Y10tn market

European contrition: Poland 1970. German Chancellor Willy Brandt kneels before the Memorial of the Warsaw Ghetto's Nazi victims

Opinion: Japan needs a forthright reckoning

Europe has led by example in acts of contrition following the second world war

Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits 0%

BoJ had pledged to hit 2% by around April

Japan: Abe bids to end economic burden

Prime minister says Tokyo deserves more credit for its progress

BoJ cites Volcker to stoke inflation

Former Fed official inspires Tokyo’s battle to drive the economy

Aso remarks show Japan dilemma over AIIB

Officials row back after finance minister says Tokyo could join

‘Accommodating’ Beijing is no bad thing

Policy of Chinese containment could be disastrous miscalculation

BoJ inflation promise comes unstuck

Kuroda accepts potential for prices to fall and how his 2% inflation promise has come unstuck

A better class of rally in Japan

Slow and steady, look to currency for a reason to prefer the latest phase

Japan’s big lesson for the eurozone

Be patient and prepare for a bumpy ride, writes Peter Tasker

NTT Data reveals Vatican treasures

Japanese company digitises manuscripts and drawings by the likes of Michelangelo and Galileo

Merkel intervenes in Japanese war debate

Germany faced its history ‘openly’, says chancellor

Japan’s economic losers suffer in silence

Politicians who try and engage younger voters are in minority

Japan economic growth revised down

Breakdown of data shows consumers more willing to spend than businesses

Tokyo looks at legalising noisy children

City eyes exception to 45-decibel rule that hampers day care

BoJ stretches its inflation target

Being seen as evasive may harm central bank’s credibility